Across the country, CCGs and local authorities are making strides to put people at the centre of integrated health and social care services. The goal: to deliver better care for citizens. Driving integration is a challenging task, but there is a wealth of good practice to learn from.
PPL, along with partners, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, KPMG and The Berkeley Partnership, have over the past months worked with a wide range of better care system leaders nationally and locally to co-produce a series of ‘HOW TO’ guides, aimed specifically at all members of Health and Wellbeing Boards and those across the system managing better care implementation programmes.
Drawing on the existing evidence base of what works and on-the-ground experience of designing and implementing integration programmes locally, the guides set out practical steps and guidance to progress implementation in a number of areas: 1) Leadership and management, 2) Bringing budgets together, 3) Joint working, and 4) Measuring impact. These guides can be freely downloaded below.
The ‘HOW TO’ guides are a product of the Better Care Fund National Implementation Support programme, led by partners across the Department for Health, NHS England, Local Government Association and Department for Communities and Local Government. The programme also includes the delivery of specialist regional support and the development of a Better Care Exchange – a web-based platform for sharing learning across the system. The Better Care Exchange will be launched at the end of April.
Please click on the below links to view and download the ‘HOW TO’ guides: